The third meeting of the core group of National Book Printer's Conference was held at Four Seasons' Hotel in Mumbai on 24 February - The Printer's Day. This meeting had the maximum participation from top book print firms, indicating that "the book movement" is gathering interest with each meeting.

Selva kumar Rajesh Khera

Top Indian book printing firms come together to form a special interest group

The meeting approved the budget for holding an "Indian Noon" at London Book Fair during April 2012. This will include an interaction of Indian book printers with overseas buyers. The NBPC Core group will attempt to draw the publisher's interest to the changing avataar of the Indian book print industry. There will be presentations, panel discussions and a Q&A session. "The Indian Noon" will be by invitation and print firms who have already booked a stand at LBF and who are not a part of NBPC core group could participate. For details, please mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The core group also discussed the status of a common Indian Pavilion with the Frankfurt book fair authorities. As reported earlier, NBPC is trying to host an Indian Pavilion at the 2012 version of the world's largest book fair. It is anticipated that if this proposal goes through, there will be many new participants (printers and publishers) from India, during this year. 

These discussions were followed by detailed presentations by leading management consultancy firms about the Book City. It is anticipated that the lead consultant will be short-listed and selected in a short while from now

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